The Obama administration is in full spin mode after it was reported that $400 million in foreign currency was paid to Iran on the day four Americans being held in that country were released:

State Department spokesman John Kirby said this morning that the timing was merely coincidental and not a ransom payment:

The State Dept. spox claimed the money was the first installment of a completely separate deal to pay Iran in a decades-old dispute. Anybody buying Kirby’s “total coincidence” explanation?

Meanwhile, John Kerry’s mind is on soccer.